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Legislation: The Gender Recognition Act 2004

The Gender Recognition Act 2004 gives transsexual people the legal right to live in their acquired gender. It received its Royal Assent on 1 July. This section has information on the legislation, the Act, the Bill and supporting documents.

Legislative passage

House Stage Date
Lords Introduction and First Reading 27 November 2003
Lords Second Reading 18 December 2003
Lords Committee Stage - 1st session 13 January 2004
Lords Committee Stage - 2nd session 14 January 2004
Lords Report Stage - 1st day 29 January 2004
Lords Report Stage - 2nd day 3 February 2004
Lords Third Reading 10 February 2004
Commons Second Reading 23 February 2004
Commons Committee Stages 9-16 March 2004
Commons Report and Third Reading 25 May 2004
Commons Commons amendments 26 May 2004
Lords Returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments and a privilege amendment. (HL Bill 80 2003/04). 26 May 2004
Lords Consideration of Commons Amendments 8 June 2004
  Royal Assent 1 July 2004

Joint committee on human rights report and response [2003]

The draft Bill was published on 11 July 2003 for pre-legislative scrutiny by the Joint Committee on Human Rights. The Joint Committee on Human Rights pdf published the report of its pre-legislative scrutiny on 20 November. The Government published its response to the Joint Committee on 16 December 2003. The Joint Committee has further considered the Gender Recognition Bill in its 4th report of Session 2003-2004 Scrutiny of Bills: Second Progress Report pdf


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